Mortimer’s shows off new food, new bands, new space

Mortimer’s owners Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston (center) chat at the Oliver’s bar with Jodie Heyerdahl.
Mortimer’s owners Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston (center) chat at the Oliver’s bar with Jodie Heyerdahl.

Mortimer’s transformation is complete. The stained-glass speakeasy space once home to Oliver’s is unveiled and open. It’s now the home for autotune karaoke, Trivia Against Humanity and bands booked by veterans of Uptown Bar and Cause.

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The new menu of scratch bar food is also complete, much of it gluten-free.

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“You never think gluten-free with bar food like this,” Carrie McCabe-Johnston said.

She spent lots of trial-and-error time in the Nightingale kitchen to perfect recipes like the salt cod fish sandwich, topped with American cheese and jalapeno tartar sauce.

“It’s almost like fast food, but totally from scratch,” she said.

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The menu also features tater tot hot dish, pizzas with updated sauce and crust, chop salad and a few carryovers from the old menu, including spicy wings and the Coney Dog served with tortilla chips to scoop the extra chili.

The kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner and opens early for brunch on weekends.

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